Leroy Sane and Paul Pogba battle for the ball in the Manchester derby.

When do we face the Premier League's best?

The 2019/20 Premier League fixtures are out, and Reds everywhere have been combing through our schedule to see how it looks.

Whether you think our opening games will set the tone, or have a particular eye on our run-in, almost all of us would agree that our matches against the other clubs in last season’s top six will prove important.
 
We start with a hugely tantalising match against Chelsea at Old Trafford on the first Sunday of the season, but when are we due to face Manchester City, Liverpool and the rest? Read on to find out…
 
MANCHESTER CITY
 
The first Manchester derby of 2019/20 arrives just before Christmas, with the Reds due to visit the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 7 December, shortly after two consecutive home games against Aston Villa (30 November) and Tottenham Hotspur (3 December).
 
That will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first trip to east Manchester since taking charge of the first team in December 2018, and he’ll welcome Pep Guardiola’s side to Old Trafford for the return clash in 2020, with the game currently pencilled in for 7 March. 
Kepa Arrizabalaga saves Romelu Lukaku shot.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men will begin their Premier League campaign with a tantalising match-up with Chelsea.
LIVERPOOL
 
Jurgen Klopp’s men will be the fifth Premier League side to journey to Old Trafford in the forthcoming campaign (after Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Leicester City and Arsenal). The game will take place the weekend of Saturday 19 October – our first league encounter after the second international break of the season.
 
We’ll head to Anfield on the third weekend of the new year (scheduled for 18 January), in between two home meetings with Norwich City and Burnley, respectively.
 
CHELSEA
 
The Londoners will be our opening opponents of the campaign, in an echo of 2004/05, when Chelsea beat United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in Jose Mourinho’s very first game as a Premier League manager. This time, however, the match will take place in M16, where United have not lost to the Blues in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. We’ll play Chelsea in west London in February, on either the 8 or 15 February, depending on the timing of the winter break.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
 
Last season’s Champions League finalists visit Old Trafford in December, for a midweek contest (Tuesday 3 December) that will be our first match in the year’s final month. Our debut appearance at the Lilywhites’ impressive new Tottenham Stadium is marked for Saturday 14 March – following the second Manchester derby of 2019/20. 
 
ARSENAL
 
The Gunners will be the fourth Premier League opponent to try to win at the Theatre of Dreams next term. Unai Emery’s men are provisionally set to play us on Saturday 28 September, while our trip to the Emirates Stadium is due to take place on New Year’s Day. 
Luke Shaw in action against Arsenal.
The Gunners will be our first opponents of 2020 – we travel to the Emirates on New Year's Day.
Of course, all fixtures are subject to adjustment, due to our involvement in the Europa League and television schedules. Keep an eye on ManUtd.com and the Official App to get news of those forthcoming changes as soon as they are confirmed.
 
PRE-SEASON ACTION
 
United have already announced six pre-season matches, all of which you can watch live on MUTV.
 
To find out more, including how to buy tickets for the Tour 2019 games, visit www.manutd.com/tour.
 
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